Dirty Beaches


Dirty Beaches

SU 09.09.2012 20:00

Roy Orbison in een remix van Suicide op de klankband van een grofkorrelige Jim Jarmush prent. In Les Ateliers Claus.

DIRTY BEACHES is Alex Zhang Hungtai, a Taiwan-born Canadian immigrant who spent a good chunk of his life feeling unmoored and adrift. "I don't really have a place where I can say I was born and raised". This sense of displacement, combined with an ear for cinematic sounds - particularly the eerie, stylized noir of David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch, Quentin Tarantino, and Wong Kar Wai - fuels his work, which squeezes the sounds of early rock'n'roll and 1950s music through a lo-fi, distortion-drenched filter. This set of influences, which extends to the minimal thrust of Suicide and the Cramps' manic rockabilly, feels unique, simply because it's been largely untouched by indie music during the past decade or so. Sure, there's been some casual dalliance between garage-pop and doo-wop, but we haven't really seen a lo-fi artist reach past the 60s to fully drape himself in such a dusty, road-weary atmosphere. There's nothing else that sounds like this right now.

MONGOLITO is master mind musician Marc De Backer solo project. Lost in darkness dephts of love, hate, red wine and Brussels. Giving a particular and original dimension to his guitar sounds, emerging between loops, variable tempos and drone sounds. With Mongolito's first official album "acedia" a new world seems to open for all of us looking for authentic atmospheres and experiences to escape the rules of life. Reality can be though as it is, so let's take some distance from it and let yourself fall into the mongolirium dimension.

In samenwerking met Buzz On Your Lips.

At Les Ateliers Claus @ ROGIER
Rue du Brabant 23A Brabantstraat
1210 Brussels (Rogier)